Bravo’s Jerry Leo Expands Duties to Head of Program Strategy, Lifestyle Networks

The executive will continue to lead production at Bravo and Oxygen Media

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NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment named Jerry Leo to executive vice president, program strategy, lifestyle networks and production, Bravo Media.

The promotion adds E! Entertainment and Esquire Network to his existing duties of supervising Bravo’s production team. Leo will oversee the strategic planning and programming across all four networks to help maximize the lifestyle portfolio.

Based in New York, he’ll continue to report to NBCU Cable’s lifestyle networks president Frances Berwick, as well as E! Entertainment general manager and Esquire Network president Adam Stotsky.

“Jerry is a strong leader with extensive industry knowledge, keen programming instincts and his finger on the competitive pulse,” Berwick said in a statement. “His expanded role over all four brands enables us to align an overarching programming strategy and create impactful growth across all platforms.”

In his previous role, Leo expanded Bravo’s slate with scripted series such as “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” and with the upcoming half-hour comedy “Odd Mom Out.”

Prior to Bravo, Leo worked at MTV Networks as vice president, program planning for VIII. He began his career at NBC in corporate communications, prime time sales and entertainment programming departments.

Leo’s new role comes after NBCUniversal combined Bravo, E!, Oxygen and Esquire under its Lifestyle Group under Berwick and placed Stotsky as general manager of E! after the departure of former E! president, TheWrap previously reported.